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Mystery Diner: Mystery Diner: Taqueria El Sazon welcome addition to Batavia

BATAVIA – It’s no secret that central Kane County has its fair share of Mexican restaurants.

That said, those who discover Taqueria El Sazon, at 8 N. Island Ave. in downtown Batavia, will find it is a worthy addition to the array of Mexican food options in this area. The restaurant recently opened in the storefront that formerly housed Pizza Hut/WingStreet.

The first thing one notices is how friendly the wait staff is. Moments after walking into the restaurant, my co-worker and I were seated in a booth.

It took a few minutes for us to decide what we wanted. Taqueria El Sazon’s menu has a number of tantalizing items, from breakfast to tortas, burritos, tacos, fajitas and seafood.

I opted for the Mexican sausage torta, and my co-worker ordered the steak burrito. While we waited for our entrees to arrive, our waitress brought us a generous amount of salsa with chips.

The salsa was spicy and full of flavor, and I eagerly scooped more on to my chips. I was careful not to ruin my appetite by eating too many chips, because I wanted to fully enjoy my entree.

The Mexican sausage torta arrived piping hot. At the time I ordered it, I didn’t even know what Mexican sausage tasted like, but I decided to be adventurous.

I wasn’t disappointed. The sausage was spicy but not too spicy, and everything tasted freshly made.
My co-worker was equally impressed with his steak burrito, which he thought was filling and tasty. He also was impressed with the generous size of the burrito.

I decided to top off the meal with a slice of flan. The flan was creamy and rich, a perfect end to the meal.
The bill was also a pleasant surprise – only $20.16 for the both of us. So if you’re looking for authentic Mexican food that won’t put a dent in your wallet, Taqueria El Sazon is your place.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Shaw Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. Only positive dining experiences will result in published reviews.

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